Danone

Breakthrough health and safety agreement at Danone Russia

29 July 2019 News

The IUF Russian affiliates AIWU and Novoprof have taken a significant step towards raising health and safety standards at Danone facilities throughout Russia in a newly-signed agreement.

Belgium: ACV-CSC signs a local agreement limiting casual employment at Danone dairy plant

21 February 2019 News

The IUF-affiliated Food and Services Union (ACV-CSC) successfully negotiated a local agreement with Danone Dairy Belgium on the basis of the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights. The local agreement provides Danone Rotselaar dairy plant workers with a concrete list of functions which can and cannot be done by agency workers, particularly for safety reasons.

Morocco: Temporary workers at Danone Centrale protest job losses due to consumer boycott

14 June 2018 News

Morocco1Workers on short-term contracts at Morocco's Centrale Danone, a subsidiary of French group Danone staged a sit-in in Rabat late on June 5, 2018 over losing their jobs as a consumer boycott now in its second month pressures the company.

Contract workers win permanent jobs at Danone Netherlands

25 March 2018 News

As a direct result of successful local negotiations by the IUF-affiliated FNV based on the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights, 45 long-term contract workers have moved onto permanent contracts at the Danone/Nutricia research center in the Netherlands.

Yakult workers in Australia take action to fight wage stagnation and inequality

24 March 2018 News

yakultnuwstrike_0Australia is in the midst of a wage crisis, in an environment where
business is making record profits. National Union of Workers (NUW)
members at Yakult are taking indefinite strike action from March 19 in
order to win the higher wages they need and deserve.

Danone to shut down its dairy business in India

12 January 2018 News

Danone has decided to close down its dairy business in India, after
three failed attempts to make a mark in one of the world's fastest
growing consumer packaged goods markets. With Danone's decision to close
down its dairy unit, the company's factory at Rai, Sonipat, near Delhi
will stop production.

Danone awarded €105m damages from Fonterra over botulism scare

4 December 2017 News

An arbitration tribunal in Singapore has determined Fonterra must pay
Danone €105m to cover a product recall linked to a false botulism scare
in 2013.

Spain: IUF affiliate UGT-FICA calls for end to Danone boycott

8 November 2017 News

UGTDanoneThe IUF-affiliated UGT-FICA which represents Danone workers has called
for an end to the boycott of Danone goods, prompted by the independence
movement in Catalonia. Last month, the region declared independence,
which prompted Madrid to impose direct rule.

Danone to expand plant-based beverage site in US

27 October 2017 News

Danone plans to invest as much as US$60m to expand its plant-based beverage facility in Rockingham County in the US state of Virginia.

Danone restructures leadership team

22 October 2017 News

Danone has adjusted its executive committee structure to “promote
efficient and agile decision-making against a backdrop of fast-moving
industry trends,” the company said. The new streamlined executive
committee will consist of three businesses and two functional leaders
under Mr. Faber’s leadership.

Danone CEO assumes dual leadership role as chairman Riboud steps down

22 October 2017 News

Danone veteran Franck Riboud is stepping down as chairman, with Chief
Executive Emmanuel Faber taking on both top roles in a move the French
group said would ensure continuity in its strategy of focusing on the
health-food sector. The change takes effect at the start of December, with Riboud staying on as honorary chairman.

Danone bids to revive ailing Brazil dairy business

22 October 2017 News

Danone is reviewing all facets of its dairy business in Brazil in a bid
to try to improve its performance, CFO Cécile Cabanis has said, after
the Activia maker saw a double-digit decline in its sales in the country
during the third quarter.

Danone launches dairy offensive in France

4 October 2017 News

Danone has launched a range of fresh dairy products in France in a move
the company hopes will arrest the decline in the category in its
domestic market.

Danone 2016 results: New cost-cutting plan after drop in sales

21 February 2017 News

Danone announced a new cost-cutting plan on February 15, at its
full-year group results presentation. The plan, called "Protein", is
aimed at reducing costs by EUR 1 billion by 2020.

New IUF publication: Resisting and Rolling Back Casual & Precarious Employment

10 February 2017 News

The IUF has produced a 4-page guide to accompany the IUF-Danone Agreement on Sustainable Employment and Access to Rights

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